Parallels Desktop Lite

Parallels Desktop Lite 1.5

Easily create multiple virtual machines to run Windows OS on Mac computers.

Parallels Desktop Lite is a program that helps users easily configure and launch multiple virtual machines on any Intel-based Mac. The application runs on the latest Mac versions and can be downloaded and installed from the App Store. It doesn't require advanced computer skills and can be used by any type of user.

The interface is rather simple and has very few customization options, but the menu design is carefully crafted. Navigating through the main menu is simple and intuitive, but the buttons seem clunky at times. It uses a low amount of CPU memory and it has a smooth learning curve.

Its integrated functions are varied and consist of supporting 3D graphics acceleration, folder sharing between macOS, Windows and Linux, or the option to resize the window in order to get the right screen resolution. On top of that, users can perform drag-and-drop operations between different OSes, while also being able to install macOS by using the Recovery partition or import existing virtual machines.

To sum it up, Parallels Desktop Lite is a useful app for users who want to run various operating systems on their computers. It's free and it works quite smoothly, so you should give it a try.

John Saunders
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Review summary


  • Install OS using Recovery partition
  • Supports 3D graphic acceleration
  • Has a smooth learning curve


  • Buttons feel clunky
  • Has very few customizations
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